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gregf 08-14-06 10:57 AM

Gigabyte Geforce 6600GT
 
Just recently bought a Geforce 6600GT. After a few weeks use the fan started to get louder and louder. At this point It's sitting in the box. I am wondering a few things before i go about my RMA. I am noticing this is a common issue for the Gigabyte Geforce 6600 cards. Should i go ahead with the RMA or replace the stock heatsink/fan? If so should i go with the one listed here

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118117

Which is a ZALMAN VF700-CU 2 Ball VGA COOLER? Do not play a lot of games just some older ones here and there. So i am not looking into spending big bucks on a cooling solution or a better card. So whats everyones opinion on this i guess?

john19055 08-14-06 11:38 AM

Re: Gigabyte Geforce 6600GT
 
If you RMA it then the fan is more then likely going to be the same loudness ,I would just get a aftermarket cooler like the one you show.

gregf 08-14-06 12:28 PM

Re: Gigabyte Geforce 6600GT
 
Yeah trying to avoid having the same problem in another month. Guess now I am open for suggested coolers, if anyone has a better recommendation than the one i linked. Thanks.

Airbrushkid 08-14-06 12:49 PM

Re: Gigabyte Geforce 6600GT
 
I have a XFX 6600GT 256 card sitting around here. The fan did the samething. They don't have ball bearings. There just nylon bushings. I replace it with the Zalman VF700- CU. It ran cooler then the stock did. I would go with the Zalman!

gregf 08-14-06 01:34 PM

Re: Gigabyte Geforce 6600GT
 
Now that kind of suprises me that your XFX card did the same thing. I was always under the impression they made better quality cards. I guess with the stock vga coolers it does not matter what you do your going to end up replacing it. Thanks for the advice guys.

Rayman1968 08-14-06 02:06 PM

Re: Gigabyte Geforce 6600GT
 
Yeah, go with the VF700. Since you're not really into gaming, just hook it up in 'normal mode' and you won't even hear it.


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